Here’s what it costs to work remotely in 4 global hotspots

Google may be calling people back into the office, but many other companies — not to mention entrepreneurs — are still committed to remote work. From Croatia to Barbados, destinations provide vastly different experiences for foreigners who wish to work from new shores. The weather is usually better (save hurricanes), and costs can be cheaper … Read more

With the call for gender equality, an increasing number of men today are sharing the responsibility of childcare & domestic chores

Across the world, as the pandemic shows no signs of abating, an increasing number of men are realising that family comes before anything else. When Jatinder (who goes by one name only) and Aastha were expecting their second child earlier this year, Jatinder decided to take a two-week paternity leave, even if it meant missing … Read more

View: Few suggestions for finance minister on how to tax the new normal

These favourable amendments to the Income-Tax (I-T) Rules will not cost the exchequer much, and need not add to the cost of the company as the existing salary can be restructured to maintain the cost-to-company Synopsis Let’s begin with the stark reality of work from home (WFH). Currently, computers and laptops provided by employers for … Read more

The workcation life: Stay creative, stay safe and enjoy the new normal

Travel services company Thomas Cook introduced workcations in a range of short breaks and mid-week escapes, starting at an attractive price of Rs 2,299 onwards. With work from home becoming the definitive normal, a new trend is emerging: the workcation, wherein professionals are choosing to migrate to scenic locales to work while enjoying a vacation. … Read more

Working From Home: Have Routers Become More Important?

Wi-Fi routers are a key gadget that many people don’t understand. As many of us have settled in to working from home, and have become heavily dependent on our Internet connections, we might need to consider upgrading the tools and infrastructure we need for working, learning, and staying in touch remotely. One often overlooked piece of … Read more

Telecommuting Shields Workers From COVID: CDC

By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Nov. 5, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Working from home during the pandemic significantly reduces your risk of catching COVID-19, U.S. health officials say. The option to work remotely, however, appears to be available mostly to college-educated white employees with health insurance who make $75,000 a year or … Read more

What will travel be like in 2021? Airbnb reveals top 3 travel trends for 2021

The COVID-19 impact is expected to gradually lessen though safety protocols continue to be a key criteria. Airbnb latest travel survey: What will travel be like in 2021? Look no further as Airbnb has revealed new trends for the year 2021! Given how COVID-19 has tossed out most travel plans for people in 2020, Airbnb … Read more

Laptops Under Rs. 50,000 for Working and Learning From Home

What is the best work from home laptop? As much of the world transitions to working and learning from home, the kind of technology we use has become extraordinarily important. We don’t have the support of a trained IT staff, or corporate office infrastructure, so reliability is paramount. Many of us have had to provide … Read more

Microsoft to let employees work from home permanently: Report

Software giant Microsoft will let employees work from home permanently if they choose to, US media reported on Friday, becoming the latest employer to expand work-from-home provisions prompted by the Covid-19 pandemic. The Verge said most Microsoft employees are still at home as the health crisis drags on, and the company doesn’t expect to reopen … Read more

Work-from-home, online learning fuelling need for massive investment in digital infra: Trai chief

New Delhi: With work-from-home, online learning, and in-home entertainment fuelling demand for robust digital infrastructure, massive investments would be needed especially in areas like Fibre-to-the-Home, data centres, in-building solutions and proliferation of wifi hotspots, TRAI Chairman R S Sharma said on Monday. Terming telecom infrastructure and services as “key enablers” and “critical determinants” of the … Read more